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Labour urged to focus on flag and patriotism to win voters' trust, leak reveals | Labour | The Guardian

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Leak reveals Labour plan to focus on flag and patriotism to win back voters Exclusive: leaked internal strategy presentation reveals plan to ‘change the party’s body language’ Keir Starmer’s patriot act risks turning off his core Labour voters Earlier this week Starmer presented a party-political broadcast beside a union flag and promising to ‘rebuild our country’. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Earlier this week Starmer presented a party-political broadcast beside a union flag and promising to ‘rebuild our country’. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Tue 2 Feb 2021 19.49 GMT Last modified on Wed 3 Feb 2021 05.13 GMT Labour must make “use of the [union] flag, veterans [and] dressing smartly” as ...

UK government use of Henry VIII clauses to be challenged in court | Brexit | The Guardian

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Brexit UK government use of Henry VIII clauses to be challenged in court Good Law Project seeks judicial review over move to change state aid rules after Brexit without a vote in parliament The powers, named after the 1539 law which allowed Henry VIII to rule by decree, permit ministers to amend or repeal laws without full scrutiny from parliament. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images The powers, named after the 1539 law which allowed Henry VIII to rule by decree, permit ministers to amend or repeal laws without full scrutiny from parliament. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Mon 1 Feb 2021 06.00 GMT Last modified on Mon 1 Feb 2021 12.09 GMT A government move to change state aid r...

UK government use of Henry VIII clauses to be challenged in court | Brexit

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UK government use of Henry VIII clauses to be challenged in court Good Law Project seeks judicial review over move to change state aid rules after Brexit without a vote in parliament A government move to change state aid rules after Brexit without a vote in parliament is being challenged in court, with a legal campaign group warning the manoeuvre could lead to a similar lack of scrutiny in areas such as workers’ rights and environmental protections. The Good Law Project is seeking a judicial review of the decision to use so-called Henry VIII powers to get rid of EU rules on state aid, which were incorporated into UK legislation after Brexit. The powers, named after the 1539 law which allowed...